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Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Broadband Router
The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing
Wireless-G Broadband Router
The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing
This tab is used to set up the Router’s advanced functions. Operating Mode allows you to select the type(s) of
advanced functions you use. Dynamic Routing will automatically adjust how packets travel on your network. Static
Routing sets up a fixed route to another network destination.
Operating Mode
. Select the mode in which this Router will function. If this Router is hosting your network’s
connection to the Internet, select
. If another Router exists on your network, select
. When Router is
Dynamic Routing
will be enabled.
Dynamic Routing
. This feature enables the Router to automatically adjust to physical changes in the network’s
layout and exchange routing tables with the other router(s). The Router determines the network packets’ route
based on the fewest number of hops between the source and the destination. This feature is
by default.
From the drop-down menu, you can also select
LAN & Wireless
, which performs dynamic routing over your
Ethernet and wireless networks. You can also select
, which performs dynamic routing with data coming from
the Internet. Finally, selecting
enables dynamic routing for both networks, as well as data from the Internet.
Static Routing
. To set up a static route between the Router and another network, select a number from the Static
Routing drop-down list. (A static route is a pre-determined pathway that network information must travel to reach a
specific host or network.) Enter the information described below to set up a new static route. (Click the
Delete This
button to delete a static route.)
Enter Route Name
. Enter a name for the Route here, using a maximum of 25 alphanumeric characters.
Destination LAN IP
. The Destination LAN IP is the address of the remote network or host to which you want to
assign a static route.
Subnet Mask
. The Subnet Mask determines which portion of a Destination LAN IP address is the network
portion, and which portion is the host portion.
Default Gateway
. This is the IP address of the gateway device that allows for contact between the Router and
the remote network or host.
. This interface tells you whether the Destination IP Address is on the
LAN & Wireless
(Ethernet and
wireless networks), the
(Internet), or
(a dummy network in which one PC acts like a network—
necessary for certain software programs).
Click the
Show Routing Table
button to view the Static Routes you’ve already set up.
Change these settings as described here and click the
Save Settings
button to apply your changes or
to cancel your changes.
Figure 6-14: Setup Tab - Advanced Routing (Gateway)
Figure 6-15: Setup Tab - Advanced Routing (Router)